The Demand for Money: Another Piece of the Jigsaw Puzzle

  • D. Gareth Thomas


This part of the theory examines the desire to hold wealth and assets in the form of money balances by identifying the three motives for holding the medium of exchange in conjunction with saving. This will provide a clear description of the nature and origins of liquidity demand, which goes on to show it can be met by the various institutions providing time deposits, money and credit, exploring to what extent and under which conditions they are complements or substitutes. Once the scissors of supply and demand are applied to the ‘output’ of the banking sector, then the unregulated supply of loanable funds curve will appear as a crucial component of the model, which is the major theme of the next chapter.


Money Assets Wealth Saving Liquidity Banking Loanable funds 

References and Further Reading

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  7. Whalen, E. L. (1996, May). A Rationalization of the Precautionary Demand for Cash. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 80(2), 314–324.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Gareth Thomas
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  1. 1.Department of Accounting, Finance and EconomicsUniversity of Hertfordshire Business SchoolHatfieldUK

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